Face of the day

Many teenagers earn some pocket money babysitting for neighbours and family but this 15-year-old has taken it to the next level. Noa Mintz from New York started ?Nannies with Noa? three years ago in the aftermath of experiencing a series of below-par nannies and babysitters. It is now reported that she earns $480,000 (?310,000) a year from her agency?that places 25 full-time nannies and 50 baby sitters across the New York and Hamptons areas. Noa spoke to?the New York Post?about?her company: ?For what you?re paying, your kids should be more stimulated. ?At 7, I would tell my mom, ?You need to get more bang for your buck.? It would drive me insane!? Her mother,?Meredith Berkman, a former journalist,?spoke of her daughter?s innate business sense: ?Noa is a natural-born serial entrepreneur ? from 6 or 7, she was always trying to start these mini-companies. ?She?d reach out to my friend and ask to be a consultant for birthday parties. There are kids whose lives are absorbed by tennis or acting ? but this is her baby, her startup. ?It?s not a hobby for her, this isn?t a lemonade stand.?

(Picture: Nannies by Noa)

(Picture: Nannies by Noa)

It is only recently when?Noa was entering high school that she decided?to take a step back from the growing company and hired?Allison Johnson to be the CEO of the agency. Johnson, 26, admitted working for and negotiating a salary with a child?was tough: ?It was a little bit of a challenge at first.? ?She was 14! [But] I?m a feminist, and I really support women who do things for themselves and get their visions out there. ?We?re in touch every day ? phone and email. ?She?ll get back to me during study hall. She can?t shut off.? -http://metro.co.uk

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